Profile For Richard F.

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    11 months, 2 weeks ago

Richard F.'s Bio

Hi all. I’m Richard from Toronto Canada. I started my driving career july 13! And have been learning a lot on the job pretty fast. I spent 5 years dealing with truckers as a security guard and I finally got a break in life with a company I’ve dealt with a lot and am enjoying my job so far. Ironically I keep going to the place I worked at for 5 years trying to get away from lol only on the other side of the job 😂

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Posted:  3 days, 5 hours ago

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My last day!

Ha ha yes to the first two but it’s too dang hot for pants 🥵

Fingers crossed for you here. Hopefully you can get some experience, make some money, and buy some pants.

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Posted:  3 days, 6 hours ago

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My last day!

Thanks everyone I’ll still be driving a mack👍 Just a 1994 dump truck 👌

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Posted:  4 days, 5 hours ago

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My last day!

Well it’s finally here. My last day as a transport truck driver!!! All I need to do is hand in my keys and fuel card. My company has been really good to me and I’d like to thank them for my start in this industry but I’m moving across the country to British Columbia to go dump truck driving for awhile then hopefully back to driving a semi in the spring once I get used to driving out there 👍. I’m going to miss my Mack anthem she is such a nice truck with no gremlins to speak of 👌

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Posted:  5 days, 6 hours ago

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So you Want to run local???

Looks like a typical Tuesday in Toronto lol

Posted:  1 week, 2 days ago

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To all the experienced drivers

Ha I’ve been averaging 78km=65m per day doing containers i sit in a yard waiting for a crane to come all day!!!! I hate intermodal vs ltl. I miss going from point to point b to c or d asap. I’m going out west next week so I won’t have to deal with this traffic anymore 🤞

How many miles in a day would you call a good day?

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Who likes???

Damn now I really miss my 71’ ram 1500 with the bench seat and spray paint silver body and an extra fuel tank in the bed as it was a hunter’s truck. The thing was an un-killable beast that always started first try every time!! My 89’ short box shifted like butter too!

Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

I see these guys everywhere in Toronto 😑

Not an acronym, but the stupidest tag line ever for a trucking company. It says to me the load is never going to be on time.

Not sure what genius thought this up.

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Posted:  2 weeks, 2 days ago

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Trucker Humor: Trucking Company Name Acronyms

I once was asked what NFI stands for and just instantly replied “No F***ing Idea” lol wasn’t even trying to funny 😄

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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How to deal with being burnt out

Hi y’all I’m working 48-57 hours a week and I do ltl or intermodal. How do people blow off stream on your time off? I’m a huge hockey and F1 fan so I have those to look forward to but that’s not living life away from the tv lol. Btw go leafs go!!!!

Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

I found this hazardous material placard next to a trailer lol. I guess the person who glued it to a trailer was bored that day lol

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Posted:  2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Just a funny trucking picture to brighten your day

😂😂 where’s the swift logo i can’t zoom in enough to see it lol 😆

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I sent in the message to dispatch that I had arrived and docked.

Going to make those lumpers earn it this time!

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Considering a huge move

Update: well I’m going for it. Flights booked for august 8th and i told my work the 5th is my last day👍

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Ass problems

My biggest problem in my mack is it feels like over time I lose air in my seat so after a few hours I feel like I’m shrinking lol. Plus my ass slides and everything bunches up down there. I’m 6’3 so there’s no moving my seat other than up and down. I also like my windows open so I kind of lean to my left sometimes and it tweaks my back plus dealing with stiff container doors lol

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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1 year in!

Thanks everyone and ya bobcat i get a few extra perks lol ie all the flower pots i can carry home lol. But I really do try my best. I guess I had enough slacking off doing gatehouse security for 5 years lol. Well yesterday was nascar day I’m off to the horse races now and tomorrow is indy car racing 😅 busy weekend plus i just did 6.5 hours of picking up containers!✌️

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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How soon is too soon...

I’d say now’s the time to start looking for companies that pay for training. Different companies have different types of contracts and obligations if they pay for your training. I was lucky that with my company I only had to work 6 months to pay off my school but then again I’m in Canada and my boss is knows my sister and her friend is bffs with him lol so i got hooked up😎. I know it’s different in the US of course and with bigger companies but at least here there’s an enrolment period because so many people are trying to get into schools you have to get on a list to get in so October isn’t that far away! Get on it asap

Posted:  3 weeks, 3 days ago

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1 year in!

Thanks everyone!! I just got home from the races it was fun. The big race is Sunday.

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Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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1 year in!

I’m driving for a small company called Low Risk. About 20 or so drivers

Posted:  3 weeks, 4 days ago

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1 year in!

Today’s finally the day I’m 1 year in!! It’s been a fun journey so far with it’s ups and downs but I’ve proven to myself I can do this! I’ve busted my A** off and made myself a dependable employee who gets the job done on time and is always willing to go the extra mile or deliver that one last load no question! I’m celebrating it with the day off and going to the Toronto Honda Indy!🏎💨💨 Have a good day all and thanks for all the wisdom and insight this forum provides

Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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Postcards from the Road! (Post Yours Please!)

Someone had a bad day at the CN yard haha I had to wait 2 hours for them to put it out before I could even pull into the yard

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Posted:  3 weeks, 6 days ago

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One year of driving as of today

Thanks anne and bk😎 I’m so close lol Btw my company doesn’t do cross border anymore

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